Miles Teller, a young actor from such subway posters as That Awkward Moment and The Spectacular Now, spoke to W Magazine about how excited he was to play pretend for lots of money in the upcoming film Whiplash. Much more excited, he says, than he was to play pretend for even more money in Divergent, which killed him (inside):
"When I first read Whiplash, I was feeling dead inside," Teller confided, in a rare display of emotion. At that time, he was in Chicago shooting this past spring's Divergent. "I didn't have an interesting part, and I'd taken the film for business reasons: It was the first movie I'd done that was going to have an international audience. I called my agent and said, 'This sucks.'
The lucrative pretending that would suck the least for Teller, though, is pretending to be Elvis. They do a lot of similar things well:
"My main dream is to play Elvis. I think he and I look alike and do a lot of similar things well: sing, dance, and I think he played sports."
Looking forward to seeing Teller—R.I.P., the poor thing—in Elvis: The Singer and Dancer Who Maybe Played Sports.